Wolbachia: why these bacteria are important to genome research

Scott Leslie O'Neill

Research output: Contribution to journalLetterOther

2 Citations (Scopus)


Intralcellular bacteria of the genus Wolbachia were first discovered in mosquitoes in the 1920 s. Their superficial similarity to pathogenic rickettsia initially raised interest in them as potential human pathogens.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159 - 159
Number of pages1
JournalMicrobial and Comparative Genomics
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes

Cite this